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  1. grindmouse

    Edge #331

    I haven't played Anthem, it's been pretty widely slated by those who have, including Edge. Any conspiracy theory talk is just jokes.
  2. grindmouse

    Edge #331

    A surprisingly low score for a Destiny-competitor...
  3. To be fair, failing to produce a proper sequel to Starfox for another generation, and instead farming out not one, but two racing spin-offs, is pretty believable given how Nintendo treat this IP.
  4. grindmouse

    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    Good shape in terms of sales, but not technically, relative to the advancements made in similarly popular franchises. I don’t think people were expecting the fundamentals to change. It’s not like Pokemon has the clever dungeon design of Zelda, it’s progression is specifically gated around the gym system, so an open world would only go so far. I think people were, not unreasonably, expecting more open and complex environments, bringing back the bike for example... instead there are still invisible corridors. Presentation-wise, seeing the pokemon in the overworld was established in Let’s Go, but appears absent here, the environments are low-poly with low-res textures - and the battle system is still pretty basic. It doesn’t mean Sword/Shield won’t possess some innovations or charm, but we’re hardly asking for the moon on a stick.
  5. Ability to select the challenge you’re aiming for to show your whole party is a great addition. Update the thread title with the worst attempt at a pun.
  6. grindmouse

    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    “Wouldn’t it be great if you could jump off that precipice and climb that mountain?” ”STOP TRYING TO CHANGE ZELDA!!!”
  7. grindmouse

    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    @Stanley My agenda? You mean... my impressions from the trailer as a gamer like you?
  8. grindmouse

    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    I’ve read it in a few places. It matters because a controllable camera tied to an analogue stick is the standard in third person games. Has been for a over a decade. It lets you, the player, frame the world you are exploring and also has practical uses with control and movement. It isn’t full open world because there is a clear linear path to the map and there are numerous shots of fences funneling the player away from the wide open fields that are nothing more than window-dressing.
  9. grindmouse

    Pokemon Sword & Shield - Nintendo Switch

    Imagine if the upcoming Link’s Awakening remake had worse graphics and was the mainline Zelda entry for this generation. Because Pokemon is based around A Link to the Past sort of viewpoint and a flat, linear world structure. And the series hasn’t moved beyond it in 20 years. There is space to appeal to both audiences but Gamefreak are holding the franchise back. The amount of money Pokemon brings in, they don’t have to BotW it, but it could at least look the part and have full open environments. That said it’s a series I’ve not touched since Ruby - so if this reviews well the UK theme appeals. Not happy about fixed cameras and the starter Pokemon are shite except for Grookey.
  10. Long shot but if anyone’s around tonight I just need 2x top 15 duo matches. Should only take 10mins or so.
  11. grindmouse

    Gremlins animation

    No. Do not expose to sunlight. Do not feed after midnight. Do not produce unecessary prequel after 30 years.
  12. If anyone is around for some of those friend challenges give me a shout. I’ve bagged 13 overtime challenges, but the free battlepass meter is still reading 12.
  13. grindmouse

    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    There’s more humour and craft in the Bruce Campbell cameo than the entirety of Hardy’s performance here, whatever he was trying to do.
  14. grindmouse

    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    @Thor It’s not bait. Raimi’s Spider-man 3 is 100x the film this is.
  15. grindmouse

    Edge #330 | Shenmue III

    Well said. I like both Tetris 99 and BR games, but the whole “Tetris 99 is the best BR game” and should score higher than Apex, is silly. Like saying Tetris 1v1 is a better beat em up than Streetfighter.
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